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Two loaves of rustic round loaves of artisan bread on cooling racks
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5 from 2 votes

Easy Artisan Bread Recipe

This bread is soft and fluffy on the inside and crunchy on the outside. The perfect side dish to soup or pasta for a dunkable delight!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Rest10 hrs
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Easy Artisan Bread
Servings: 1 loaf
Calories: 172kcal


  • 3 cups flour
  • 1/2 tsp yeast
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 cups lukewarm water


  • Put first 3 ingredients in bowl and stir until incorporated. If you are going to use add-ins, put them in now.
  • Add the lukewarm water and stir again until ingredients are combined.
  • Cover bowl with saran wrap. Set aside and let rest for 8-10 hours or overnight.
  • After dough has rested, flour a surface.  Wet hands and pat into a ball - try to get as round as you can. Let it rise for an hour.
  • Meanwhile, preheat your oven to 450 degrees F. Place your pot into the oven at 450 for 30 minutes
  • After the bread has risen for an hour, take your pot out of the oven and place bread in the hot pot. Bake for 30 minutes.  Take lid off and bake for another 10-15 minutes for a darker crust. Let cool before slicing and enjoy!


Calories: 172kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 1g | Sodium: 445mg | Fiber: 1g